USDA Gives $73,824 Grant To Connect Food With Bed And Breakfasts

August 26, 2011 - 2:59 PM

(CNSNews.com) - The federal government is working to ensure that some can enjoy the fruits of someone else’s labor, literally, as the U.S. Department of Agriculture gives grants focused on improving federal-state marketing.

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Among the 19 states receiving these funds is New York, which recently announced that it was awarded a $73,824 grant. This grant will be used to encourage bed and breakfast operators to use locally produced food and agricultural products.

“This continues our efforts to boost locally produced food products in New York and to encourage agri-tourism," said Commissioner Darrel Aubertine according to a New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets press release. "This is another market channel for our local producers that will help them build their business."

Program administrator Steve Miller of Cornell University told CNSNews.com the project will connect local producers of food and produce with bed and breakfast establishments they may have not been in contact with. This is to be achieved through the internet, seminars, advertising and other means.